Igor Pushkaryov has ordered property management agencies to organize snow and ice response efforts.
VLADIVOSTOK. October 6. VOSTOK-MEDIA –Vladivostok mayor Igor Pushkaryov has ordered property management companies, condominiums and local district authorities to shape up a comprehensive snow and ice response plan.
The objective is to ensure timely cleaning of pavements and areas adjacent to the apartment blocks and buildings maintained by property management companies, and condominiums, Vladivostok City Council said in a press release. Since Weather Service predicts a severe and snowy winter for Vladivostok, the authorities and managing companies should plan ahead for snow removal.
Igor Pushkaryov ordered condominiums and property management companies to submit data on their fleet of snow removal equipment and street cleaners. Those property management companies that do not have a sufficient supply of equipment have been recommended to hire contractors that specialize in snow removal and have trained manpower.
“Actually, it doesn’t really matter how many staff a property management company employs, but what matters here is that enough crews are dispatched at the right place and at the right moment when snow falls, and that pavements, narrow passages between the buildings, stairs and access roads are quickly cleared of snow,” said first deputy mayor of Vladivostok Natalya Voinovskaya. “To those property management companies that recognize that they do not have enough equipment to handle snow, we may recommend a couple of companies that have done a good job in the past. Such companies may be contracted to either long-term or short-term contracts. We have already designated 16 snow disposal sites.”
To avoid the problem of “the no-man’s land” when it comes to removing snow from the streets, the City Council will hold a meeting with the road maintenance agency, local district authorities and property management companies to delineate the areas of responsibility for each agency.